Installed Puppy, Can't boot Windows
I wanted to help my gf out by installing Puppy Linux on her old computer so she can get on it quickly for the internet and do things when her laptop isn't available.
Her hard drive was already pre-partitioned by the manufacturer and had 4 partitions so i decided to overwrite the backup partition (hda3) and do a full install to there, as she never backed up her files on it and it was empty except for the journaling system.
The install was successful, I also put grub on that partition and changed it's flag to bootable. I re-started the computer and grub came up nicely and i was able to get right into Puppy. But when I re-booted again and tried windows the screen flashed some text (too fast for me to read) and then went black and unresponsive. I hard re-booted to find that it by-passed grub and the screen flashed the text again and went black.
I loaded in the live-CD open up gparted and found that the boot flag had been switched back to the windows ntfs partition (hda2)so it will bypass grub.
So that's my problem. I can't boot into anything but Puppy and if I try i can't boot into anything at all. She is not very good with computers, and being most familiar with windows she doesn't always want to work with puppy, so that's why I'm trying to get windows to work for her again.